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'''"Blind" Willie Johnson''' (January 22, 1897September 18, 1945) was a gospel blues singer and guitarist. While the lyrics of his songs were usually religious, his music drew from both sacred and blues traditions. It is characterized by his slide guitar accompaniment and tenor voice, and his frequent use of a lower-register 'growl' or false bass voice.
Alias"Blind" Willie, "Blind" Texas Marlin, The Blind Pilgrim
Birth date{{birth date|1897|1|22}}
Birth placeBrenham, Texas|Brenham, Texas
Death date{{death date and age|1945|9|18|1897|1|22}}
Death placeBeaumont, Texas|Beaumont, Texas
InstrumentGuitar, vocals
GenreGospel music|Gospel, gospel blues
OccupationMusician, preacher